United Nations: New Mandate

Day after day the Security Council debate droned on in search of a new mandate to help U.N. Secretary-General U Thant cope with the Congo mess.

U.S. Delegate Adlai Stevenson won wide support for his proposal to strengthen both U Thant and the Congolese central government in the struggle against all rebels and secessionists still stirring trouble in the Congo. But the Soviet Union's Valerian Zorin was anxious to protect one of the worst troublemakers, Red-backed Antoine Gizenga of Eastern province; tossing two rapid-fire vetoes, Russia's Zorin declined to approve any measure not directed exclusively against anti-Communist Moise Tshombe of Katanga....

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